Now it wants to open in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza. The Leawood Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 23, on a plan to demolish the 6,352-square-foot On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina building at 5200 W. 119th St. in Leawood and replace it with two buildings — one 5,725-square-foot multi-tenant retail building and a 3,638-square-foot building that would house Shake Shack. Shake Shack plans a 2019 opening
In a statement, Andrew McCaughan, vice president of development at Shake Shack, said: “We are always in search of distinctive community gathering places. Town Center Plaza is a bustling retail destination to bring our modern roadside burger stand. We’re thrilled to open in Leawood and provide the local community a fun place for to gather with family and friends.”
Shake Shack is described as a “modern day roadside burger stand.” It is known for its ShackBurger (made with 100 percent all-natural Angus beef), chicken sandwiches (made with 100 percent all-natural cage-free chicken), flat-top 100 percent all-natural Vienna beef hotdogs (no hormones or antibiotics), crinkle-cut fries and cheese fries. Specialties include the ’Shroom Burger — a cheeseburger topped with a fried portobello mushroom.
It has more than 180 locations in 26 states and the District of Columbia, including more than 70 international locations.
On the Border closed in October. Its freestanding building fronted 119th Street and is just east of Arhaus and west of a main entrance to the mall.
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